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Redings Mill Fire Protection District Truck Stolen

Have you seen a big red pick-up truck that says Redings Mill Fire Protection District on the side? It’s pretty hard to miss, but someone thought they could get away with stealing it.

Press release:

On Monday January 6th, 2020 at approximately 9am, firefighters found that Redings Mill Fire Station 5 had been broke into. The first obvious item missing was a 1994 Chevrolet Brush Truck. Other items were taken from a Fire Engine located in the facility as well. Newton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted upon the finding and began an investigation. We are asking the community to assist in finding the following equipment. Some of it is easily sold as common equipment, the other equipment relates to firefighting and may not appear to be a common everyday tool.

1994 Chevrolet 3500 4×4 Red in Color with a White Stripe and grey interior, Miles 24,669

MERTZ Skid Unit/Bolt In – Briggs and Stratton Engine with Fire Pump and Tank, Red in Color

Chain Saw – Stihl 2010 MS-290 282302115
Leaf Blower – Stihl 2010 BR-550 273366904
Leaf Blower – Stihl 2006 BR-550 267210046
Chain Saw -Stihl 2002 029
Automated External Defibrillator – ZOLL AED Plus X05E061173
Mobile VHF Radio Kenwood TK7160 70600590
Apple IPAD 2018 7th Gen 32GIG GG7ZK5FUMDG1

36” Haligon Bar, Stihl Chainsaw Chaps, Chain Saw Wedges, Stihl Saw Helmet, Streamlight Orange Flashlight, Indian Backpack Pumps, Life Vest, Throw Ropes, Bolt Cutter, Fence Tool, Shovel, Broom Rakes, Drip Torch, Gas Cans, High Pressure Firefighting Nozzles, Medical Response Bag, Spanner Wrenches, Hydrant Wrench, Flathead Axe, D Handled Pitchfork.

Redings Mill Fire Station 5 is located at 4083 Coyote Drive in rural Joplin, it is not a full-time staffed facility. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 417-451-8300.

Steven Coats
Fire Chief
Redings Mill Fire Protection District


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